They’re big, showy and want to take centre stage – statement earrings. They could be giant creoles, fancy chandeliers or ethno earrings – distinctive ear jewellery is a must-have for fashionistas. And we don’t just mean on the red carpet and catwalk: trend-spotting trade fairs such as Ambiente can also confirm it. There’s no escaping what is literally this season’s biggest jewellery trend. read more ›

Flowers, chocolates, perfume. These are the typical Mother’s Day gifts. Yet although a beautiful bouquet, a box of chocolates or a lovely scent may be appropriate, they’re not especially imaginative presents. After all, Mother’s Day is a symbolic date when we want to say thank you to the first lady in our lives. But how best to go about it? read more ›

Scandinavian design has its own distinctive style: a timeless language of clear, straight lines with recurring reminders of the beauty of nature. Design icons such as Arne Jacobsen and Hans Wegner still influence interiors worldwide, and major trends in architecture, furniture, decoration and lighting can be traced back to the stylish simplicity of northern Europe. Once again, the product worlds at Ambiente 2015 offered much that was both beautiful, practical and imbued with a certain essence of Scandinavia. read more ›